Category Archives: Pest Control


Evict Unwanted House Guests

Are you comfortable sharing your home with flies, ants, roaches and rats? Some homeowners are unaware they are being invaded. This is the time of year, especially with warmer temperatures, when pest start to come out in droves looking for … Continue reading


Termites Create New Colonies

The winged, sexually mature adults, called alates, fly off to create their own colonies during the spring. The presence of multiple winged termites inside a residence and around window sills is a good indication there’s a termite nest nearby. Since … Continue reading


Usual Suspects – The Top Three Insects and Bugs Expected To Be a Pest In 2019

Usual Suspects: The Top Three Insects and Bugs Expected To Be a Pest In 2019 ROACHES The largest cockroaches found in homes, the American cockroach, is not native to North America. The American cockroach most likely was transported to North … Continue reading


Christmas Tree Hitchhikers

There could be up to 25,000 bugs living in your Christmas tree. Thirty-Three million natural Christmas trees are sold in the United States every year. Insects brought into the warmth of a home behave as though spring has come and … Continue reading


Ouch. What stung me?

Fire Ants Fire Ants can sting several times Male fire ants die soon after mating A fire ant queens’ lifespan is 7 years or more Fire ants are extremely aggressive, especially if their nest is disturbed The fire ant uses … Continue reading


KICK the TICK

Fun Fact Friday An engorged female tick may lay around 2,000 eggs or more. Adult American dog ticks are reddish brown in color with silvery-gray or whitish markings on the back or upper body. American dog ticks are most numerous … Continue reading


Increase in Tick Population

Rainy Spring Sundays, the Winter’s Snow, and Hot Humid Days, Increase Tick Population. In addition to rainfall and temperature, climate change with seasonal weather variations are contributing to the acceleration of a tick’s developmental cycle, causing an increase in eggs. … Continue reading


Are You Prepared for Mosquito Season?

Mosquitoes are remarkably hardy little creatures that can live through drought and withstand freezing temperatures. There are species of mosquito that travel long distances to feed while others live their entire life within 150 feet of their birth place. Mosquitoes … Continue reading


#1 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#1 ANTS Trouble distinguishing an ant from a termite? This can be difficult because termites and ants do look very similar, especially during the spring when female termites seek a mate before losing their wings and finding grounds for a … Continue reading


#2 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#2 SPIDERS There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders wandering around world, but only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm, the black widow and brown recluse. Many people associate spiders with webs, but the … Continue reading